Who's Playing

Montana @ North Dakota

Current Records: Montana 1-1; North Dakota 0-1

What to Know

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 0-7 against the Montana Grizzlies since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Monday. North Dakota will play host again and welcome Montana to Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Fighting Hawks might not be the betting favorite, but it's doubtful the players in their locker room care too much about that.

North Dakota ended up a good deal behind the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers when they played last week, losing 75-60.

Meanwhile, Montana was pulverized by the Mississippi State Bulldogs 86-49 this past Saturday.

North Dakota is now 0-1 while the Grizzlies sit at 1-1. Two last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Fighting Hawks have only been able to knock down 29% percent of their shots, which is the 357th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Montana is 42nd worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 70.8 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center -- Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00

Odds

The Grizzlies are a solid 7-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Montana have won all of the games they've played against North Dakota in the last seven years.

  • Dec 06, 2019 - Montana 77 vs. North Dakota 70
  • Mar 08, 2018 - Montana 84 vs. North Dakota 76
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Montana 72 vs. North Dakota 67
  • Jan 04, 2018 - Montana 109 vs. North Dakota 79
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Montana 76 vs. North Dakota 70
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Montana 71 vs. North Dakota 46
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Montana 65 vs. North Dakota 61